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Meyer Hotel Complex

 
 
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By James Hulse, September 26, 2020
1. Meyer Hotel Complex Marker
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German native Friedrich Christian Meyer (1828-89) came to Comfort in 1862. A wheelwright, Meyer also ran a stage stop and weigh station at this site. He later purchased the property which included a small log cabin he enlarged by adding a second story. In 1869 he constructed a two-story stone residence here for his wife Ernestine (Mueller) (d. 1910), a midwife. A separate wooden structure was built for her work south of the original log cabin in 1872. The building housed maternity rooms for use by the women of the surrounding area ranches.

In 1887, when rail lines were completed through the area Comfort began showing promise as a resort community. That same year the Meyers constructed a two-story frame building south of their residence to serve as a hotel. The upper floor of the structure was used for guests and the ground floor housed a large kitchen and a dining room.

With the help of their 8 children, Ernestine continued to operate the hotel after her husband's death in 1889 despite a fire which damaged the family home. A second guest house was added east of the first hotel in 1920 by a daughter Julia (Meyer) Ellenberger
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By James Hulse, September 26, 2020
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who operated the business until her death in 1956.
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3356.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 29° 57.924′ N, 98° 54.254′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on High Street (County Highway 290) 0.1 miles west of Roosevelt Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 845 High Street, Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comfort Post Office (about 400 feet away); Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett Homestead (about 700 feet away); The Gass Schmiede (about 800 feet away); The Founding Freethinkers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Karger Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meyer Inn on Cypress Creek. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Comfort Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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